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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Augustine's, West Monkton, Somerset.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Elegy for New Orleans. As the full significance of the tragedy in New Orleans finds expression, Fergal Keane considers what the city has represented both culturally and spiritually. Producer Eley McAinsh Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Eley McAinsh Rptd

: Living World

3/4. The Stickleback. Lionel Kelleway goes in search of the ubiquitous stickleback in the waters of Llyn Frongoch , west Wales. With the help of expert lain Barber, Kelleway Peers into a world of sneaky males, zig-zag dances and Sex bombs. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Llyn Frongoch
Unknown: Kelleway Peers
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Actor Martin Shaw appeals on behalf of Learning for Life. Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service of harvest thanksgiving from St Mary's Church, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys. With the Rev Christopher Webb. Musical director Paul Mason. Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Christopher Webb.
Director: Paul Mason.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career, which was almost cut short last year when he was shot while filming in Riyadh. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am What Sue Lawley is watching: page 35


Talks: Frank Gardner

: Quote.... Unquote

3/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are theatre maverick Ken Campbell , surgeon and writer
Dr Peter MacDonald , poet Ruth Padel and Times columnist Mary Ann Sieghart. The reader is William Franklyn. From the British Library, with host Nigel Rees. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Dr Peter MacDonald
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon discovers whether tongues, trotters and tripe are really reclaiming their place on the British menu. Producer David Battcock Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: David Battcock

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Plain Tales from the Commonwealth

1/4. My Land Is Kenya. From 1947 to the 1960s thousands of Britons who had run the empire returned home. But not all. Aidan Hartley finds out what happened to those who stayed behind, starting with the white farmers of Kenya. Have they become true Kenyans or do they still look to Britain for their identity? Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Aidan Hartley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Carole Baxter are guests of Windermere St Anne's School in the Lake District. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor 30-minute gardener: page 32


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Slate Stories

3/4. A Head for Heights. Colin Lee has been a slate roofer in north Wales for nearly 40 years. He maintains that attention to detail and a good head for heights are essential requirements for the job. Those skills are also vital for the climbers who have pioneered new routes in the disused slate quarries nearby. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Colin Lee
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: Northanger Abbey

3/3. By Jane Austen. Catherine's suspicions about the tyrannical General Tilney grow and she is determined to discover the secrets of Northanger Abbey. Dramatised by Dominic Power.
Music by Peter Wiegold ; Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Music By: Peter Wiegold
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Catherine: Emily Wachter
Henry: David Harewood
General Tilney: John Shrapnel
Eleanor: Saskia Reeves
Mr Morland: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Morland: Susan Jameson
Mrs Allen: Julia McKenzie
Isabella: Claire Skinner
James: Shiv Grewal
Mr Allen: John Rowe

: Bookclub

Writer Hanif Kureishi discusses his semi-autobiographical book The Buddha of Suburbia with a group of readers. The novel, which describes Karim's struggle for social and sexual identity, is a comic coming-of-age novel and a satirical portrait of race relations in Britain during the 1970s. Presented by James Naughtie.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
(November's Bookclub: The Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser)


Guest: Hanif Kureishi
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

2/8. The natural world, including some of the winners of BBC Origin's Wildlife Magazine poetry competition, is this week's theme. Presented by Roger McGough , read by Susan Jameson , Bill Wallis and the poets themselves. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]19


Presented By: Roger McGough
Read By: Susan Jameson
Read By: Bill Wallis
Producer: Christine Hall

: The Right to Know

Michael Crick examines the impact of the Freedom of Information act, which came into force in January 2005, and asks whether a new government openness has really displaced the old habit of official secrecy. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Crick

: Air Mail

3/15. Writer Vinod Mehta reflects on developments - political, cultural and social - in India. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Vinod Mehta

: Pick of the Week

Joan Bakewell presents her selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Hazel is sent packing.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine show features the penultimate exciting part of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. Presented by Barney Harwood.
Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Michelle Paver.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

2/5. A Visit to Grandpa's. A short story by Dylan Thomas. Grandpa doesn't want to be buried in the local cemetery because it's too close to the sea. Read by Geraint Morgan. producer Alison Hindell


Story By: Dylan Thomas.
Read By: Geraint Morgan.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Radio Roots

1/6. A series that evaluates and recalls some of the country's most popular performers and broadcasters before they were famous begins with Richard Dimbleby. Presented by Russell Davies. Readers include Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Roy Oakshott. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby.
Presented By: Russell Davies.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Roy Oakshott.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

4/9. Take Me to the Leader. Two business bosses with very different ways of getting to the top talk to Peter Day: the corporate man, Jeffrey Immelt , chief executive of America's biggest company, General Electric; and the billlionaire entrepreneur Wayne Huizinger. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Jeffrey Immelt
Unknown: Wayne Huizinger.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The MPs Roadshow

3/3. A series profiling six young MPs, eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty, concludes with a look at Sadiq Khan and Lynne Featherstone. The MPs Roadshow is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Lynne Featherstone.

: The Learning Curve

1/10. The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Interpretations

2/3. John Caird and Max Stafford-Clark discuss their reasons for directing their adaptations of Macbeth, Shakespeare's shortest and most popular tragedy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Caird
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark

: World Today

: News

: News

: Master Minds

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

A Tale of Love and Darkness (1/5) Amos Oz's autobiography, read by Henry Goodman


Read By: Henry Goodman

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